Hey everyone! I don’t know about where you live but the weather is getting very nice and ‘Spring’ like and I’m loving it! What about you? Today I am going to compare the original Urban Decay Naked Palette to the NEW CoverGirl Goldens palette. Keep reading to see if the CoverGirl palette is a cheaper alternative to the popular palette.
Urban Decay Naked Vs. CoverGirl Goldens
On first glance don’t look these look so similar? I’m pretty sure that is the point CoverGirl was trying to prove.
If you have any of the New CoverGirl palettes you know they all come with the sticker that says it is like a leading $50 eye shadow palette. So here we are going to test that out today!
- 12 Shades | 2 Mattes, 10 Shimmers
- Comes with a really good brush
- Has a mirror
- Long lasting
- Available at Ulta and Sephora
- 8 Shades | 1 Matte, 7 Shimmers
- $11.50-$13 depending on where you get it
- No Mirror
- Sponge tip applicator (honestly drugstore brands need to step up there game)
- Pigmented shades
- Not long lasting
- Available at most drugstores
Although the shades in the palette aren’t exactly the same, there are some close ones so I did some comparison swatches. In each picture Urban Decay is on the LEFT and CoverGirl is on the RIGHT.
So as you can see some of the shades are very similar.
Could I totally replace my Naked palette with the Goldens palette?
To be honest, no I couldn’t.
The shades are beautiful, and warm, and shimmery which is right up my alley, but the quality isn’t there for me. These shadows are really pigmented, but they have a lot of fall out, and they aren’t the easiest to blend but that isn’t a deal breaker. What does it for me, is I can’t get through a few hours without them creasing on me and pretty much disappearing (yes I used an eyeshadow primer). That isn’t what I want in an eyeshadow.
And I totally get that you get what you pay for, but these babies aren’t cheap for drugstore makeup. I’m pretty sure I paid $13.50 for this at my local CVS, when I would much rather save up that money and buy a Naked palette.
I would say this palette would be good for someone just starting out in makeup and you don’t want to spend too much while you practice different looks. But honestly if you are really into makeup you won’t like this anyways.
Urban Decay Naked wins my vote! The quality is just much better. Even though CoverGirl Goldens does look beautiful on the lid, it just doesn’t last. I hate to say I don’t like a product, but I do love the idea of the CoverGirl palettes, maybe they will reformulate them at some point and they will work for me.
This is just my opinion, just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t.
Have you tried the NEW CoverGirl palettes? What do you think?